Most commonly a parachuting is done jumping from a plane. But there are other types of parachuting too like jumping from high mountains or very high buildings or structures. Though jumping from low altitude is harder it has its excitement. http://goo.gl/zvZOxj
Though it looks like that surfing does not requires a lot of surf gears but still you require some important surf gears for surfing successfully. They are Surf boards, Surf clothing, Surf gears for safety.